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by Maria Flores-Harris, DNP, RN, CNE, Executive Director of Nursing | May 19, 2021
In our recent webinar titled "You’ve Got This: Prepping for NGN Doesn’t Mean Reinventing the Wheel," Kaplan Nursing experts discussed what you need to know―and what you already have in your teaching toolbox―to prepare your students for Next Generation NCLEX success.
by Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, Nurse Educator Consultant | April 22, 2021
Take a deep dive into the ways in which educators can and must help their students build strong critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment skills so they can succeed on NGN and beyond.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | March 23, 2021
In this Educators for Educators video, I delve into what you will need to know to write test items specifically for NGN, with an emphasis on building and assessing clinical judgment in your students.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | March 5, 2021
We’re excited to announce that the Kaplan Next Generation NCLEX: What You Need to Know, Spring 2021 Edition e-Book (ISBN: 9781506280486) has been updated to include the most current information that was ascertained from a meeting with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN.)
White Paper: Examining the Values of Implementing Virtual Simulation (VS) into Undergraduate Nursing Curricula
by Karen Lilyquist, PhD, APRN, CNP, PMHNP-BC, NCLEX Instructor, Case Writer for i-Human Patients by Kaplan | February 4, 2021
Download the white paper to take a deep dive into the many ways in which VS can help prepare your students for success on the Next Generation NCLEX and ultimately in their careers as nurses.
November 2, 2020
Get the latest news from the NCSBN about NCLEX pass rates.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | September 23, 2020
NCSBN held the virtual 2020 NCLEX Conference on September 14th & 15th, during which important updates regarding the current NCLEX as well as Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) were discussed.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | August 20, 2020
This back to school season is a little different than others. At Kaplan, we’re reimagining how we can best support students and institutions this school year. Together, we have the opportunity to shape the future of nursing education, and to move from a time of change and transition to a time of new stability―from the old ways of doing things to the new, digital normal. Read on for some exciting updates from Kaplan for the 2020-2021 school year.
by David E. Schultze, EdD, MSN, RN, CNRN, Executive Director of Nursing Simulation | August 11, 2020
Nursing school looks very different now than it did this time last year. Many of the nursing programs I have been talking with are adapting and replacing the “old ways” of doing things with newer, more dynamic practices, especially when it comes to clinical placement. At i-Human Patients by Kaplan, we’re thinking through the same challenges and reimagining how we can best support students and institutions this school year. Together, we can shape the future of nursing education and move from a time of change and transition to a time of new stability, from the old ways of doing things to the new, digital normal.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President of Kaplan Nursing | June 23, 2020
In a time when healthcare education has been forced from a hands-on, on-campus model to a 100% virtual environment, we have activated online learning tools across our organization to ensure continuity of education for future doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners.
by Karen Haidemenos, MSN, RN | June 22, 2020
Clinical simulation used to be solely known as practicing on a mannequin in a simulation lab. In recent years, clinical simulation has evolved to encompass so much more and has become a vital and innovative addition to undergraduate nursing curricula.
by Maria Flores-Harris, DNP, RN, CNE, Executive Director of Nursing | May 26, 2020
As nurse educators, we are continuing with the preparation of our nursing students for graduation, NCLEX, and practice. Learn what you can do for our students who may not have the choice to test quickly.
by Ryan Goble, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Curriculum Specialist | May 20, 2020
Writing effective NGN items can help test essential higher-level cognitive skills, which are required for effective nursing clinical judgments. In this way, NGN items can help identify nursing students who understand the nursing curriculum and have developed the proper analytical skills through their training.
White Paper: Creating Next Generation NCLEX® Test Items to Ensure the Success of the Nursing Workforce
by Ryan Goble, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Curriculum Specialist | April 29, 2020
Take a deep dive into the theory and practice of creating test items that not only prepare students for the Next Generation NCLEX®, but also hone their overall nursing clinical judgment skills.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President, Kaplan Nursing & Ryan Goble, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, Curriculum Specialist | February 11, 2020
This webinar takes a deep dive into topics such as best practices for writing new test questions, how to transform your current items to NGN-style, as well as a discussion around the critical value of developing student’s clinical judgement skills.
February 11, 2020
Discover the top five fundamentals nursing programs often overlook (and how to fix them).
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC & Roberta Harbison MSN, RN | January 28, 2020
Much has been written about strategies to predict outcomes and prevent failure on the NCLEX examination, but very little focuses on strategies for remediation after failure.
by Susan Sanders, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Shannon Meijer DNP, RN, and Rebecca Potter MSIDT, MSN/ED, RN | November 19, 2019
Test anxiety feeds off of uncertainty, but together we can reduce the uncertainty of test day and raise test-takers’ confidence through simulated CAT exams that mimic the NCLEX®.
October 17, 2019
We met with NCSBN to learn more about Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) and we walked away with several pieces of new information about the pending test change.
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